Logo Renewables Neg

Rothes I

Rothes I Wind Farm is located close to the city of Elgin on the east coast of Scotland and consists of 22 Siemens 2.3 MW turbines with an installed capacity of 50.6 MW. The wind farm has been operational since 2005.

Rothes I is able to provide wind energy electricity generation equivalent to the consumption of 27.000 homes on an annual average basis.

Type Wind
Status Operational
No. of turbines 22
Location Nr Elgin, Morayshire, IV30 8SN
Type of turbines 2.3 MW Siemens CS
Installed capacity 50.6 MW
Operational since 2005

Fun-filled family weekend at Rothes Wind Farm

Fred. Olsen Renewables launches FREE fun-filled family weekend at Rothes Wind Farm

  • Fred. Olsen Renewables announces free open days on 1st and 2nd June at Rothes Wind Farm, 4km west of Rothes
  • Local residents, families and wind farm enthusiasts encouraged to attend
  • To sign up visit, Rothes open day

Local residents are being encouraged to sign up and take part in a family day at Rothes Wind Farm on the 1st and 2nd June. Visitors of all ages are invited to come along and take part in free activities, including a magical, and educational, tour of the wind farm site, and an introduction to bee hives and honey from local company, Triskele Honey.

The turbines have been turning at Rothes Wind Farm for almost twenty years and, to celebrate, Fred. Olsen Renewables is inviting members of the public to visit the site and take part in a fun-filled day. Anyone with an interest in attending is being encouraged to sign up now to avoid disappointment. 

Attendees will be picked up at their selected pick-up point of Rothes, Elgin or Dallas, where they will join their hosts on the coach and be transported to the wind farm. Everyone that attends will be able to take part in a treasure hunt tour of the wind farm accompanied by special guests, before retiring for a complimentary lunch and refreshments in a marquee – overlooking the turbines.

After lunch there will be an opportunity for children, and adults, to get crafty, or to relax and enjoy a demonstration and tasting from Triskele Honey. Throughout the day, the Fred. Olsen Renewables team will be on hand to answer questions on renewable energy and tell the story of Rothes Wind Farm.

The events are taking place on:

Saturday 1st June – 10:30am – 3:30pm
Sunday 2nd June – 10:30am – 3:30pm

Limited spaces are available and can be booked here Rothes open day


Kirsty Leiper, Head of Communications at Fred. Olsen Renewables commented:

“We are really excited to welcome local residents to Rothes Wind Farm. Our family fun day is a great opportunity for people of all ages to get a close-up view of the turbines and take the time to learn a bit more about renewable energy while taking part in some fun, free, activities.

“The family fun day is a great opportunity for us to spend time with local residents and get to know the communities that are closest to our wind farm even more. We hope that everyone will have the opportunity to attend, and we look forward to seeing you there.” 

For further information visit  Rothes open day or call 07389 704 556.

Open Day 1
Open Day 2


Rothes wind farm has established a community benefit fund as part of its ongoing commitments to communities in the vicinity of the wind farm. The purpose of the fund is to enable communities to carry out improvements to their local area in ways that benefit the local environment, local amenities or tourism.

Whilst we build and operate wind farms we also focus on reducing the impact on local communities and the area’s ecology. Each year the wind farm allocates an amount of money to local community groups in the area, which administers its disbursement to the community.

Consideration will be given to all types of project which benefit the local community and permission to proceed will be granted for ideas which successfully fulfil the aims of the scheme. If you are seeking funding for a project in the local community please email communities@fredolsen.co.uk to find out which community groups receive funding from community groups local to you receive funds from Rothes wind farm.